One Billion Rising

The One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign called on women and men from around the world to rise up and dance for justice! Last year on Valentine’s Day, over one billion people in 207 countries gathered together, demanding an end to violence against women and girls. This movement aims to create global solidarity between women’s organizations in various countries and to build a supportive sisterhood amongst women around the world. This event makes sure that violence against women is impossible to ignore; creating a safe and free space for violated women to tell their stories and healing their trauma by dancing in public, open spaces.

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Progressive Pupil’s Top Five Black Winter Olympians So Far

Photo courtesy of Shanidavis.org

Photo courtesy of Shanidavis.org

It’s finally Sochi’s time to shine, as the nations of the world come together to compete in this Russian city for the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games. As we all get excited and filled with national pride, watching countries compete on a snowy global stage – we must remember that just because the snow is white, doesn’t mean that the games are too. So let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at our five favorite Black Winter Olympians of all time. These fierce athletes are extraordinary individuals who have made history, defied odds, and melted away those winter white stereotypes.

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